TC Notes-Stay Connected with Texarkana College through Social Media Platforms

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For many college students, Instagram provides an ideal way to share their lives with their friends—and for many prospective college students, Instagram is a great way to gauge what daily life is like at the colleges or universities they’re considering attending. 
To be a part of that conversation, Texarkana College has added a new voice to its social media strategy: student Instagrammer Harper McKnight, a general studies major with a passion for digital communication. For the past semester, Harper has documented Texarkana College life at @txkcollege from a student’s perspective, with engaging stories and candid profiles of students and employees. Beyond Instagram, Harper also had the opportunity to ride along and interview Texas State Rep. Gary VanDeaver as he took the first Uber ride in Texarkana from the TC campus earlier this semester.  
Though Harper is graduating from TC on December 18, she is helping TC’s communications team find a student with a similar skillset who can fill her shoes. In the meantime, you can check out Harper’s work on TC’s official Instagram account at @txkcollege. On TC’s feed, you’ll see a variety of stories, including this profile about TC employee Chaddrick Moore.
Instagram Story: When Chad Moore, an admissions counselor and educational opportunity specialist at TC, chose a major in psychology, he was not planning on pursuing a career as a counselor or a therapist. The experience of choosing a major he was interested in first and foremost helps him when working with students. “That’s one of the things I like to tell students here. Don’t worry about how you’re going to do something. Worry about what you want to do. So if you’re interested in one little thing, just say ‘Okay, I’m interested in psychology. I don’t know what I’m going to do in psychology, but maybe some field will come up that will tie into psychology.’”
In both of his roles on campus, Chad says that he only wants to help students to connect the dots. “The best thing is helping other people find their place, as well. That’s the most rewarding part of working in admissions and being an educational opportunity specialist. I just want to get the students from point A to point B. That’s really what I’m passionate about. I want to make sure they get to where they want to go,” he says. “We all have goals and we all have dreams. I’m not the type of person to say, ‘Well, instead of doing this, how about you do [something different]?’ I’m more like, ‘Hey, you like doing this. Let’s do this so you can do this and that at the same time.’” 
Through the Educational Opportunity Center, Chad is currently helping students transfer to places like Michigan State University and Texas Southern University in Houston, among other services offered by the program. If students want to reach Chad, they can stop by his office in the Office of Enrollment Services in the Nelson Administration Building “where all the magic happens” or contact him through email ( or at 903-823-3106. 
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